August 13, 2017

Mirrored Healing

Gideon Tsang speaks about how we see ourselves, God, and our healing [Matthew 18:15-35].

Reflection:
Who has permission in our lives to help us see what we can’t see?
How does that feel to know that God’s love and forgiveness is limitless?

Resources:
Podcast: This American Life -Fear and Loathing in Homer and Rockville
Book: Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg
Book: The Way to Love by Anthony De Mello
MWG: Discussion Guide

Poem: “For Love in a Time of Conflict” by John O’Donohue
When the gentleness between us hardens
And we fall out of our belonging with each other,
May the depths we have reached hold us still.

When no true word can be said, or heard,
And we mirror each other in the script of hurt,
When even the silence has become raw and torn,
May we hear again an echo of our first music.

When the weave of affection starts to unravel
And anger begins to sear the ground between us,
Before this weather of grief invites
The black seed of bitterness to find root,
May our souls come to kiss.

Now is the time for one of us to be gracious,
To allow a kindness beyond thought and hurt,
Reach out with sure hands
To take the chalice of our love,
And carry it carefully through this echoless waste
Until this winter pilgrimage leads us
Towards the gateway to spring.

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